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Will was born under the official name Jr., Willard Christopher Smith on September 25th, 1968. Known to his close friends as Fresh Prince, he has been a credited actor since the 1991 film Where the Day Takes You.
Will Smith is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in sixteen films including the 2012 action film Men in Black 3 as the character Agent J, the 2008 drama movie Seven Pounds playing Ben and the 2008 action release Hancock cast as John Hancock.
Will is a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in seven films including: the 2013 action film After Earth as the character Cypher Raige, the 2003 action movie Bad Boys II playing Detective Mike Lowrey and the 2002 action release Men in Black II cast as Jay.
Will Smith has earned salaries up to $28,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1996 action film Independence Day, which brought in $306,000,000 at the box office.
Will is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least forty-two magazines, captured in more than fifteen pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-five publications and featured in twenty-nine magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Will Smith has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali. Will Smith was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Chris Gardner in the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness .